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Several persons injured, houses, vehicles burnt as gas explosion rocks Lagos neighbourhood

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Fire fighters and emergency responders are currently battling with a gas explosion at Cele Bus Stop, in Iju Ishaga, a border neighbourhood between Lagos and Ogun states.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), which confirmed the incident, said that the explosion occurred this afternoon.

The agency noted that its investigation revealed that an unknown truck conveying gasoline had a lone accident and exploded.

The impact of the explosion led to fire at adjoining buildings and left several vehicles burnt.

“Several persons injured have been taken to the nearest hospital for treatment.

The inferno is being tackled head-on by the combined efforts of the LASEMA response team led by the director of operations of LASEMA, Fire Service, Nigeria Police Force and civil defence corps, Nosa Okunbor, spokesperson of LASEMA confirmed to BusinessDay.